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Transporting; Detaching Tiller From Tractor; Storage; Maintenance - Honda TL5040 Operator's Manual

Honda rotary tiller for multi-purpose tractor with category 0 3-point hitch
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When you must turn, raise the tiller high enough
to just clear the ground, dis-engage the FTO, then
raise the tiller as high as necessary to clear
obstructions and complete the turn.
not attempt to turn
corners with the tiller in the ground as this
could result in damage to the tiller and/or
tractor lift linkage.
Do not attempt to till or move in the reverse
direction with the tiller on the ground or damage
will result to the tiller andor the tractor.

TRANSPORTING

When the tiller is in the fully raised (transport)
position, the maximum operating angles of the
driveline universal joints are exceeded. Do not
engage the PTO when the tiller is in the transport
position.
DETACHING TILLER FROM
TRACTOR
1
Lower the tiller to the ground. Turn off the
engine, remove the key and apply the tractor
brakes.
2 Disconnect the hitch upper link from the tiller
end.
3 Disconnect the two lower hitch lift arms from
the tiller.
4 Disconnect the tiller driveline from the tractor
PTO by pushing on
the
and pulling back on the driveline.

STORAGE

When the tilling season is over, the tiller should
be thoroughly checked so a minimum amount of
work will be required to put it back into operation
for the next season. The following
recommendations are offered to aid in properly
storing the tiller.
1
Clean the tiller thoroughly. Remove all dirt
,
and debris from under the housing.
2 Lubricate the tiller and check the gearboxes
for proper oil level as recommended in the
LUBRICATION section of this manual.
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PTO locking collar
3 Replace all damaged parts. Parts are available
from your Honda Multi-purpose Tractor
Dealer.
4
Clean any rust from the tiller and repaint as
required to maintain the appearance of the
tiller.
5 Replace all missing, illegible, or damaged
safety and warning labels. See list of labels in
this manual.
6 Store tiller in a clean dry area.

MAINTENANCE

EACH
BEFORE
USE
Check tractor tire pressure (refer to tractor
preparation section of this manual).
Lubricate tiller driveline as described in
lubrication section of this manual.
Check tiller tines and rotor to be sure that no
foreign objects such as wire or steel strapping
bands are wrapped around them.
TINES
Inspect tiller tines for wear. Replace tines if they
reach the condition shown in Fig. 24.
Check tiller tine bolts for tightness. Torque to 73
ft.
lbs. (10,l
Fig. 24
Make certain driveline shields are in place and in
good condition.
During operation, listen for abnormal sounds
which might indicate loose parts, damaged
bearings, or otherdamage. Correct any problems
immediately.
WEEKLY
Grease the tiller bearing. Check tiller input gear
box and final drive oil level as indicated in
lubrication section of this manual.
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